Juneau Icefield Is Disappearing Slowly

Juneau Icefield Is Disappearing Slowly

  The Juneau Icefield could sooner or later be gone, and is, in essence, almost disappearing completely. A recent scientific publication has concluded that under differing scenaria, the icefield will be reduced in size. One model predicts total elimination by the year 2200. Researchers associated with the University of Alaska – Fairbanks (UAF), Cornell University, and […]

United Nations COP21 and the Implications for Africa

United Nations COP21 and the Implications for Africa

The 21st United Nations Conference of the Parties (COP21) agreed to a historic climate deal in Paris on Dec. 12, 2015. The COP21 pact has been seen by many observers as giving a fresh impetus to African countries towards combatting climate change. The Paris Agreement, ratified by nearly 200 countries, arguably has important policy and development implications […]

Amazon Rainforest Is a Global Concern

Amazon Rainforest Is a Global Concern

Amazon Rainforest is a global concern and feared to have been damaged by fire. Periodic fires are nothing new to the Amazon Rainforest. However, in 2015, there has been a significant increase in reported fires. The Ecologist reports that within the last five weeks, over 18,000 fires have occurred. Furthermore, increased levels of carbon into […]

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